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Best 25+ Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes!

    Looking for something to do with that Ground Turkey? Here are over 25 healthy turkey recipes that are sure to fit in with your meal planning!

    One of my best secrets to long term weight loss is keeping a well-stocked refrigerator with healthy, versatile ingredients. Ground turkey is a perfect example: easy to find,  affordable, low calorie, and high in protein – I love keeping a pound or two on hand in the refrigerator for weeknight meals.

    Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

    Mild tasting on its own, it’s easy to transform into a wide variety of dishes – from Mexican tacos to Italian pasta to Chinese lettuce cups and everything in between.

    To get you inspired, here are 25+ healthy ground turkey recipes!

    Ground Turkey and Zucchini with Indian Spices

    4.04 stars average
    30 minutes
    A fast and healthy weeknight dinner recipe, ground turkey is sauteed with seasonal vegetables and simmered in a fragrant Indian spiced tomato sauce.
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    Italian Turkey Burger Soup

    One of my favourite soup recipes Italian Turkey Burger Soup, both healthy and hearty made with lean ground turkey. Easy to make in less than an hour!
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    Grilled Turkey Kafta Patties

    4 stars
    18 minutes
    Ground turkey lightens up this traditional Middle Eastern dish without sacrificing flavor.
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    Easy Healthy Cauliflower Nachos Recipe with Ground Turkey Taco Meat

    For the best healthy nachos recipe, make cheesy cauliflower nachos with ground turkey taco meat! They are so easy to make, with just 15 minutes prep and simple, common ingredients.
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    Diabetic Lasagna Recipe

    This easy Diabetic Lasagna Recipe is delicious, hearty and healthy. Made with ground turkey and fat-free ricotta. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner idea.
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    Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    Spiced with fresh jalapeños and taco seasoning, and sprinkled with pepper jack cheese, turkey-stuffed peppers are a protein-packed, veggie-laden, hassle-free meal that everyone will love.
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    Slow Cooker Healthy Turkey Chili

    4 stars average
    4 hours 10 minutes
    The last healthy turkey chili you’ll need to search for! Made with lean turkey, hearty beans and smoky fire roasted chilis, each bite sticks to your ribs.
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    Smoked Mexican Burgers with Chorizo and Smoked Poblanos

    Our secret to smoking burgers with incredible smoky flavor and moisture with the perfect char on the outside. Plus a recipe for Smoked Mexican Burgers with Chorizo and Smoked Poblanos.
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    Low-Carb Enchilada Casserole with Ground Turkey and Chiles

    This Low-Carb Enchilada Casserole with Ground Turkey and Chiles was so good, I had leftovers for breakfast one day. And this healthy enchilada casserole made with ground turkey is low-carb, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet friendly and if you use the right enchilada sauce this can be Keto and gluten-free!
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    Easy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

    Turkey meatloaf is a favorite in our house! This healthy meatloaf recipe, made with lean ground turkey is easy and delicious.
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    Easy Healthy Asian Ground Turkey Lettuce Wrap Salad

    Enjoy this Asian ground turkey lettuce wrap salad as a healthy and filling lunch or dinner recipe. You’re going to love how easy this salad is to make and how versatile it is (you can make this easy healthy Asian wrap salad with ground chicken or ground turkey and you can serve it as lettuce wraps or a salad.)
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    Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps are easy to make and a true crowd-pleaser. They’re made with healthy ground turkey, pantry-staple Asian flavors, and drizzled with a creamy ginger tahini sauce.
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    Paleo Greek Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    One bite of these Paleo Greek Stuffed Zucchini Boats and you’ll think you’ve landed yourself in the middle of the Mediterranean on a Greek island. They’re packed with classic Greek flavors from fresh oregano, earthy garlic, and rich tomato paste.
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    Ground Turkey Taco Meat

    Ground Turkey Taco Meat is a simple but flavor-packed recipe that is ready to eat in 15 minutes or less! You’ll love the tender turkey meat full of taco seasoning, lime, and salsa!
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    Baked Rigatoni Pasta

    This Baked Rigatoni Pasta Recipe is a spin on classic lasagna. It’s SO much easier, healthier for you and just as, if not more, delicious!
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    Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet 7 WW Freestyle Smart Points

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    Turkey Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

    These Turkey Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are hearty, savory, and perfect for a fall or winter football game, party or potluck.
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    Turkey Skillet Tamale Pie

    I love tamales. And before I get nay-sayers commenting on how this skillet tamale pie is not a traditional tamale; this recipe has everything you love about tamales except the time commitment to make them.
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    Low Calorie Buffalo Turkey Meatballs with Skinny Ranch Dressing

    All the fabulous flavors of buffalo chicken wings in these bite size, skinny meatballs. Serve on the side with my skinny ranch dressing, for dipping. Each yummy meatball has only 37 calories, 1 gram of fat and 1 Weight Watchers Freestyle Points. Happily, these meatballs freeze great. I like to divide them up and pack in pint size containers and freeze for several servings in the future.
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    Healthy Greek Turkey Soup

    Gluten free, slow cooker Greek Turkey Soup packs a ton of flavor in a healthy dish! It’s easy to make in a crockpot with ground turkey, sun dried tomatoes, spinach & chickpeas!
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    Asian Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir-Fry

    4.45 stars average
    25 minutes
    A quick and easy gluten free and healthy Asian stir-fry recipe with green beans, ground turkey, ginger and hoisin. On the table in 30 minutes or less.
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    Turkey Sausage, & Kale White Bean Soup

    5 stars average
    25 minutes
    A great way to incorporate kale into your diet, this soup is sure to please.
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    Stovetop Healthy Turkey Chili

    5 stars
    46 minutes
    Smoky paprika and chipotle peppers in adobo add flavor and depth to this healthy and satisfying turkey chili. This version is for your stovetop and is ready in less than an hour
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    Asian Ground Turkey and Rice Bowls Recipe

    Have a super delicious dinner on the table in 15 minutes with this Asian ground turkey and rice bowl recipe!
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    Ground Turkey and Mushroom Stroganoff

    You’ll love this lightened up, affordable and easy to make Ground Turkey and Mushroom Stroganoff! An easy and healthy, comfort food weeknight dinner.
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    Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    This delicious ground turkey stuffed peppers recipe is a healthy alternative to traditional stuffed peppers. It’s truly one of my favorite ground turkey recipes!
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    Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers

    Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers are moist, flavorful and will be your new go-to healthy turkey burger. Topped with a delicious and addicting curry tahini sauce that doubles as a dip for sweet potato fries. Time to fire up the grill!
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    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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    1. Absolutely love using ground turkey in recipes, these are all great ideas! And thank you so much for including two of my recipes (the lettuce wraps and the Asian ground turkey bowls – those are such faves in my house!)

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